Call for 2016 WCSA Annual Award Submissions

Call for 2016 WCSA Annual Award Submissions 
Deadline for Nominations: Friday, January 20th, 2017
 
The Working-Class Studies Association (WCSA) invites nominations (including self-nominations) for awards covering the year of 2016. Award categories are: 
 
  • Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing: Published books of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and other genres
  • C.L.R. James Award for Published Books for Academic or General Audiences
  •  Russo & Linkon Award for Published Article or Essay for Academic or General Audiences
  • Studs Terkel Award for Media and Journalism: Single published articles or series, broadcast media, multimedia, and film
  • Constance Coiner Award for Best Dissertation: Completed dissertations
 
In all categories, we invite nominations of excellent work that provides insightful and engaging depictions of working-class life, culture, and movements; addresses issues related to the working class; and highlights the voices, experiences, and perspectives of working-class people. 
 
To be eligible, works must have been published (in the case of books or articles) or completed (in the case of films and dissertations) between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.
 
To nominate a work for consideration, please send three hard copies (submit books and dissertations on paper, other materials may be submitted on paper or in electronic form) with a cover letter, identifying the category in which you are nominating the work and a brief explanation of why you think the work deserves recognition. 
                                    
Nominations are due by January 20th 2017.
Submit electronic nominations to Tim Strangleman: t.strangleman@kent.ac.uk
School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, Canterbury 
Kent CT2 7NF, UK 
 
Books nominations should be sent to: 
c/o Dr. Christie Launius, Director, Women’s and Gender Studies, Sage Hall 3457, UW Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI  54901
 
For more information on the awards, contact Tim Strangleman, WCSA Past-President, at t.strangleman@kent.ac.uk
 
Winners will be announced at the 2017 Working Class Studies Association conference at, May 31 to June 3, 2017, on the campus of Indiana University, in Bloomington, Indiana. Winners will receive free conference registration and a plaque.
 
 Details of the awards and past winners can be found here

 

The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies 3rd Annual Conference – CfP due Dec. 1st

Consider submitting a proposal for The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Third Annual Conference. The 2017 keynote speaker will be Dr. David Roediger of the University of Kansas. The deadline for proposal is December 1. Please follow the link for the Call for Papers and more information.

For more information, please visit http://iws.collin.edu/lkirby/

 

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Daniels’s Rowing Inland Pre-Publication Discount

A pre-publication discount is now available for Rowing Inland, Jim Daniels’s forthcoming book of poems. This book is “a time machine that takes the reader back to the Metro Detroit of his youth and then accelerates toward the future. With humor and empathy, the author looks at his own family’s challenges and those of the surrounding community where the legacy handed down from generation to generation is one of survival. The economic hits that this community has to endure create both an uncertainty about its future and a determined tenacity.”

See the attached information and order form for more information:

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Two New Children’s Books

Hard Ball Press has published two new children’s books you may want to consider for holiday gift-giving and your own pleasure.  Both are available in English and Spanish.  The Cabbage that Came Back / El Repollo que Volvio by Steven Pearl and illustrated by Rafael Pearl tells a wonderful children’s fable about sharing.  Margarito’s Forest / El Bosque de Don Margarito by Andy Carter and illustrated by Allison Havens tells a story of how the ways of the Maya, faced with the deforesting effects of climate change, offering timely wisdom for a planet in peril.

Panel on Systematic Racism at Northampton Community College

Karen Gaffney recently spoke on a panel alongside Tim Wise, Prof. Denise Francois-Seeney, and Prof. Kamau Kenyatta about anti-racism at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA. Prof. Jim Von Schilling moderated the panel. It was a great discussion attended by an audience of at least 150 people about the persistence of systemic racism, strategies for ending white supremacy, how everyone can take action, and the inspiring work of Black Lives Matter activists.img_7889-1